THE CALL FOR AN INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL

Liz van Ryn and Victoria Creighton, Pine River Institute Providing transformative family therapy within a therapeutic treatment program is difficult to do. Pine River Institute attempted to meet this challenge by integrating a family systems model throughout their treatment program. The family systems model is largely informed by Satir Family Therapy, given the focus on … Continue reading THE CALL FOR AN INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL

When My Son Became Addicted, I Thought It Was His Problem. But Addiction Is a Family Disease.

MAY 2, 2017 BY DAVID SHEFF, PARENT & ADVOCATE¬†   As a teenager, my eldest son, Nic, became addicted to methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. Our family spent 10 years in hell. Any parent who has been there knows the feeling of watching a child on a course that could lead to their death. Countless … Continue reading When My Son Became Addicted, I Thought It Was His Problem. But Addiction Is a Family Disease.